Most widely held works about Warner Bros
Most widely held works by Warner Bros
The Matrix ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,992 libraries worldwide
Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts unmatched by the drab post-apocalyptic real world, while Agent Smith (Weaving) dismisses humans as "a plague"--For which non-organic life is "the cure."
The color purple ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,974 libraries worldwide
The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister.
Roger & me ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 1,959 libraries worldwide
Chronicles "the efforts of the world's largest corporation, General Motors, as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town. In his quest to discover why GM would want to do such a thing, filmmaker Michael Moore, a Flint native, attempts to meet the chairman, Roger Smith, and invite him out for a few beers up in Flint to 'talk things over'. In between his efforts to see Smith, Moore, the son of a Flint autoworker, takes us on a bizarre journey through Flint accompanied along the way by Ronald Reagan, Miss America, Pat Boone, Bob 'Newlywed Game' Eubanks, and TV evangelist Robert Schuller -- all of whom show up to save Flint from destruction" -- Producer's website.
Unforgiven ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,920 libraries worldwide
Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey.
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,912 libraries worldwide
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
GoodFellas ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,872 libraries worldwide
Focuses on a group of men involved with organized crime while giving an inside look at the Mafia from 1955-80. Based on the life of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood.
Free Willy ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,760 libraries worldwide
A story about the friendship that develops between a 12-year-old boy who knows what it's like to be without a family, and a whale confined in a too-small tank at an aquatic park.
Black Beauty ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
Faithfully based on Anne Sewell's classic novel, this beloved horse story is told by its hero, the gallant Beauty, whose joyous and heartbreaking life takes him from idyllic days on a country squire's estate to London's hard, cobblestoned streets, through decades of owners both kindly and harsh.
You've got mail ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
A romance in which superstore book chain magnate Hanks and cozy children's bookshop owner Ryan are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall head-over-laptops in love, unaware that they are combative business rivals.
The green mile ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.
Robin Hood prince of thieves ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,623 libraries worldwide
A Robin Hood for the 90's, light years removed from the romantic vision of Errol Flynn ... but this gritty, pumped-up version can stand on its own. Rough, tough, and a rousing good time, with this version of the Sheriff of Nottingham a real surprise.
Blade runner ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,552 libraries worldwide
Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically-made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. This new version omits Deckard's voiceover narration, develops in slightly greater detail the romance between Deckard and Rachel, and removes the "uplifting" finale.
Batman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
Batman faces the Joker for the first time.
Giant ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.
The color purple ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 1,537 libraries worldwide
An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive.
The bridges of Madison County ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,484 libraries worldwide
World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after meeting, they won't want to lose the love they've found.
Training day ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris. Jake is to prove himself during a one-day ride-along. As the day wears on, it becomes increasingly clear that Detective Harris has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own code of ethics and street justice. Eventually, Hoyt begins to suspect that he is, rather than having the opportunity to join the squad, being set up to take the fall.
Three kings ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
Absurdly comic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers looking to plunder stolen gold become involved in an uprising.
JFK ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
Director Oliver Stone seamlessly blends archival film with acted sequences in his version of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which alleges that there was a massive plot and cover-up surrounding JFK's death.
Lethal weapon ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
The story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a murder investigation leads to war with a heroin ring.
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